Who We Are

The Alliance Française of Saudi Arabia is the leading centre in the Kingdom for teaching quality-based French and spreading Francophone cultures. It holds strong ties with the French embassy and is part of the worldwide network of Alliance Française (816 branches), recognized internationally for the quality of its teaching services. The Alliance Française Network was founded in Paris on July 21st of 1883.

The institution born in Saudi Arabia in 2010 and now based in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar welcomes each year more than 3.500 students, francophones and francophiles, with the main goal of training them to the French language and giving them the opportunity to discover the french culture.

With the willingness to consolidate and formalize the language level of students, the Alliance Française offers also certifications and exams approved by French Government and International Educational Referent (DELF, DALF, TCF, TEF).

This last year also transformed the Alliance Française as a real cultural center, offering diversified cultural activities to different publics. As an example, in 2017, the Alliance Francaise organised 39 events (interns and externs) for a public of 1600 kids and adults, in Riyad, Jeddah and Al Khobar.

Finally, the Alliance Française count every year more partners throughout the Kingdom in order to create bridges and connections with the private and public sector in Saudi Arabia.

All the team of the Alliance Française will be delighted to welcome you in our 3 branches, in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar.

Why learning French ?

220
Million People speak French in the world
715
Million people in 2050 will speak French in the world
32
Countries have French as official language
77
The International Organisation of French - speaking countries
116
Million Students learn French around the world

French is the most taught language in the world after English

French is the only language, with English, spoken on the 5 continents

French is one of the two official languages of the Olympic Games

French is one of the five official languages of the United Nations

Meet Our Team

Al Khobar Branch

M. Yvan Boucher
Deputy Director, Al Khobar Branch
yvan.boucher@af-ksa.com
M. Matthieu Thevenon
Head of Communication, Culture & Development departments
Al Khobar Registration Department
info.alkhobar@af-ksa.com